It should be a concern to all veterinary professionals and responsible pet owners that, although the number of companion cats and dogs continues to steadily increase, visits to veterinary practices have been going in noticeably the other direction for several years.
Development of an early warning system for owners using a validated Health-Related Quality of Life instrument29-09-2020
Preventive measures in human healthcare are recognized as a means of providing early detection of disease, however, the veterinary profession has not been as effective in communicating the benefits of preventive measures to pet owners. Readily available pet healthcare information on the internet, owners not understanding that regular health evaluations can ensure the well-being of their pets and owners confusing the signs of chronic disease with normal aging have contributed to declining numbers of veterinary visits.
Blog by Professor Jacky Reid BVMS PhD DVA DipECVAA MRCA MRCVS, MD of NewMetrica Veterinary professionals all over the world […]
Professor Jacky Reid, CEO of NewMetrica, thinks the post Covid19 world will be very different for animals and those who care for them.
As a result of the Lockdown, I’d expect to see an increase in the bond with, and appreciation for, companion animals as family members. For a large number of “shielded” households, the elderly and those who live alone, companion animals may have been their sole company through Lockdown.
NewMetrica and Boehringer Ingelheim join forces to make it easier than ever before to manage acute pain in cats05-05-2020
It’s an age-old question – do we stop moving as much because we get older, or get older because we stop moving around as much?28-11-2019
Most of us will have seen the despondent face on a relative or friend who has just been told by their doctor that their aches and pains are just a symptom of “getting old”.
It’s one of many things which makes getting older such an unattractive prospect.
But what if “grinning and bearing the ageing process” was not in fact the right advice and something practical could be done to reduce discomfort? This is turn could lead to increased activity and maintenance of fitness; recognized to be one of the best ways to maintain capabilities at any age.